The Function Band for Weddings, Private Parties & Corporate Events

Category: Just for fun

Gig at The Martinez Hotel in Cannes

Joe Bickerstaff and I hooked up a few weeks back for a pretty special jazz gig at the exclusive Martinez Hotel in Cannes during the Film Festival – security was tight and they nearly didn’t let us in even though we were booked to play!  Anyway once in and sorted we played for over an hour in the bar and were offered a 3 month contract by the hotel but sadly due to commitments in the UK we had to decline their kind offer – they would like to use is for shorter periods for clients in the future though thankfully so we may well be flown out again soon! 🙂



1940s Show in Nottingham

We reprised our 1940s concert at the Nottingham Theatre Royal recently which sold out quicker than any previous third stage production!

Here are photos by Martyn Boston and some video of the show before my camera ran out of data space!

Jazz band for hire in Staffordshire Stoke on Trent Derby Nottingham Lincolnshire Leicester

Book our jazz band; available for hire in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Derby, Nottingham, Lincolnshire, Leicester – in fact across the whole of the midlands!  We are on Google+ and while based primarily in the Midlands, we regularly travel south and work with the very best jazz musicians in London.

Browse this site for the sights and sounds of our busy function band playing at weddings as well as other private and public events across the UK and DO get in touch with any questions – we would be happy to hear from you!


Jazz Duo Viral Video

Howdy! Pianist Joe Bickerstaff and I recently had a bit of fun filming a new video; primarily to advertise our duo for function work but also we wanted to incorporate the super cuteness of our kids to encourage global sharing….. (more…)

How much does a band cost?

You can expect to pay hundreds of pounds for a DJ to bring his equipment and skills to your event and you will find a live band surprisingly competitive.  Although booking us musicians directly via this site will make our quote extra competitive, it is worth taking into account exactly what goes into a show – you can expect to pay professional fees for a trained, professionally equipped and reliable band. (more…)